Brendan Hamme: Jails and prisons cannot justify discriminatory treatment of LGBT prisoners under the guise of keeping them “safe.”
Prison Industrial Complex
Brian Goldstein: Public safety issues are especially challenging given the state’s ongoing prison overcrowding crisis and the ever-evolving juvenile justice system. The state passed a number of successful reforms in 2013. Yet, 2014 already brings some exceptional juvenile justice legislation that is worthy of recognition and support.